Here we compare between forever and pm2. In this comparison we will focus on the latest versions of both packages. The current versions are forever 0.15.3 and pm2 3.2.2.
A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given node script runs continuously (i.e. forever).
It was authored
on Dec, 2010.
pm2, Production process manager for Node.JS applications with a built-in load balancer. It was authored by Strzelewicz Alexandre on Jun, 2013.
When comparing both packages you notice that
pm2 is the more popular package today
Stars on Github).
forever has been out there for longer (since 8 years ago), it also has a bigger community of maintainers, fewer dependencies, more daily downloads, more weekly downloads, more monthly downloads, fewer open issues and fewer open pull requests.
On the other hand, pm2 has more versions, more frequent updates, more stars on Github, more followers on Github and more forks.
In our review forever got 983,372 points and pm2 got 487,348 points. The points are a summary of how big the community is and how well the package is maintained.
Lets dive deeper and have a look at some more details on both packages.
|description||A simple CLI tool for ensuring that a given node script runs continuously (i.e. forever)||Production process manager for Node.JS applications with a built-in load balancer.|
|keywords||cli, fault tolerant, sysadmin, tools||cli, fault tolerant, sysadmin, tools, pm2, logs, log, json, express, hapi, kraken, reload, load balancer, lb, load-balancer, kubernetes, k8s, pm2-docker, runtime, source maps, graceful, microservice, programmatic, harmony, node-pm2, production, keymetrics, node.js monitoring, strong-pm, deploy, deployment, daemon, supervisor, supervisord, nodemon, pm2.io, ghost, ghost production, monitoring, keymetrics, process manager, forever, profiling, probes, apm, container, forever-monitor, keep process alive, process configuration, clustering, cluster cli, cluster, docker, cron, devops, dev ops|
|author||Charlie Robbins||Strzelewicz Alexandre|
|Related / similar packages|
|nodemon, strong-pm, supervisor, strongloop||nodemon, strong-pm, supervisor, strongloop|
|created||8 years ago (Dec, 2010)||5 years ago (Jun, 2013)|
|modified||3 months ago||a month ago|
|version average||every 2 months||every 9 days|
|open pull requests||23||30|
|install||npm i -S forever||npm i -S pm2|
|remove||npm r -S forever||npm r -S pm2|